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The Eamon McElroy Benny Connolly Memorial Blitz. Emyvale Juvenile Club organise the annual U15 football Blitz in the Emyvale HQ at Tully with the McElroy Cup going to the Cup winners and the Connolly Cup presented to the Shield winners amd this year it was held on Monday, April 21st’ It is usual to have eight teams involved but some had to pull out at short notice leaving 5 teams to battle it out for victory. A better day, weather wise, could not have been selected and a big crowd of spectators were given a fantastic morning of excellent and committed football with little separating any of the teams. It was tough going for the teams as they had a very short interval between games and fitness was going to be a big factor towards the end. When the league games had all been completed there was lunch and time for recovery before the Shield finalists took the field. This was a tremendous game between Truagh and Tyholland. In the early stages Tyholland showed their style and were looking like winners when the Truagh lads came alive and turned the game around in the second half and ended up as winners. Colin Donnelly, on behalf of the Connolly family, presented the Benny Connolly Cup to joint captains Mark Deery and Cillian Hackett. The Cup final was another spectacle of excellent football with massive commitment by both teams despite the tiredness and aching limbs. Scotstown faced Monaghan Harps and it was point for point throughout. The ball moved so fast from one defensive area to the opposite and back again with the supporters on the line shouting encouragement to their players. The winners were not confirmed till the final whistle when it was disappointment for the Harps, who can be proud of their displays in this competition. Scotstown were in the end worthy winners as they made more use of the ball in the final minutes and seemed to get an extra infusion of energy when it was needed most. Christopher Carey, on behalf of the McElroy family presented the Eamon McElroy Cup to winning captain, James McElwain. Emyvale Juvenile Chairman, Martin O’Brien, congratulated all the teams, who took part and all the people who helped organise and run the event. Indeed all five team managements complimented the Emyvale Club on a superb Blitz, which was enjoyed by all the players and spectators.
The Eamon McElroy Benny Connolly Memorial Blitz. Emyvale Juvenile Club organise the annual U15 football Blitz in the Emyvale HQ at Tully with the McElroy Cup going to the Cup winners and the Connolly Cup presented to the Shield winners amd this year it was held on Monday, April 21st’ It is usual to have eight teams involved but some had to pull out at short notice leaving 5 teams to battle it out for victory. A better day, weather wise, could not have been selected and a big crowd of spectators were given a fantastic morning of excellent and committed football with little separating any of the teams. It was tough going for the teams as they had a very short interval between games and fitness was going to be a big factor towards the end. When the league games had all been completed there was lunch and time for recovery before the Shield finalists took the field. This was a tremendous game between Truagh and Tyholland. In the early stages Tyholland showed their style and were looking like winners when the Truagh lads came alive and turned the game around in the second half and ended up as winners. Colin Donnelly, on behalf of the Connolly family, presented the Benny Connolly Cup to joint captains Mark Deery and Cillian Hackett. The Cup final was another spectacle of excellent football with massive commitment by both teams despite the tiredness and aching limbs. Scotstown faced Monaghan Harps and it was point for point throughout. The ball moved so fast from one defensive area to the opposite and back again with the supporters on the line shouting encouragement to their players. The winners were not confirmed till the final whistle when it was disappointment for the Harps, who can be proud of their displays in this competition. Scotstown were in the end worthy winners as they made more use of the ball in the final minutes and seemed to get an extra infusion of energy when it was needed most. Christopher Carey, on behalf of the McElroy family presented the Eamon McElroy Cup to winning captain, James McElwain. Emyvale Juvenile Chairman, Martin O’Brien, congratulated all the teams, who took part and all the people who helped organise and run the event. Indeed all five team managements complimented the Emyvale Club on a superb Blitz, which was enjoyed by all the players and spectators.
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